Constantinople as Palimpsest: Now Live!

Constantinople as Palimpsest is an interactive, space-based encyclopedia of Byzantine Constantinople. It was created by Prof. Jesse Torgerson and his Wesleyan undergraduate students as part of their regular coursework, integrated with the Traveler’s Lab, and supported by its student researchers. It is our first sustained Traveler’s Lab project that fully … Continue…

Turning Geographic References into Maps with Recogito: Part 1(of 2)

By Caroline Diemer Note: This is the sixth in a series devoted to the project “Narrative and Geography in the Chronicle of Theophanes the Confessor”. First post (“place” in history) here; second (“place” in narrative) here; third (how we divided our text) here; fourth (how we coded “geography” in our … Continue…

Chronography’s Geography: To Organize Geographic References

By Ethan Yaro Note: This is the fifth in a series devoted to the project “Narrative and Geography in the Chronicle of Theophanes the Confessor”. First post here; second here; third here; fourth here. The chronicle is geographically dense. After completely coding only half of the text, we have reached … Continue…